News and Updates
Oct-13-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders,

  Hope everybody is doing well.

    We are happy to announce the training is going good.

We would just like to let everybody know that we are letting the birds go for a 75 mile toss tommorow. The reason is that there is no good spot between the last drop station and Wilcox, due to canyons and mountain ranges. The birds tend to get confused if tossed anywhere inbetween and they fly in the wrong direction.

This year the local flyers are having trouble with the spot we used last year. Many birds are not returning in large numbers.

Good luck to all and we hope all the birds return safely. The birds loft flied the other day for 2 hours and some longer. So they should be ready!

 

 

   

Oct-08-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders,

   The weather was in the 100's this week. Next week, it will be in the 90's. We like to let the birds out at sunrise, to beat the heat. If they come straight home it works great, but went they go, the wrong direction, they have to fight the heat. 

   All the birds are in good health. In training we are still letting them out in 2-3 groups. So far, it has be working well.

    The qualifier 150 mile race should be October 22 if all goes well.

      Thank You for all your Support!

Oct-05-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all breeders,

 

    The birds did great today. They got up and came home and flew around the loft. The clock got turned off by accident after most of the birds were clocked in.There may be a few straglers that came in later. It was noticed about 6:21 pm, when I went to pick up the clock and one of the late comers just came in.

  Thank you for all your support!

Oct-04-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders,

 

The bird with the broken leg is band # Jedds 23156.

Thank you for your support. 

Oct-01-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders,

  Today 14 more birds returned. They were exhausted. The temperature was in the high 90's this weekend. Wincompanion was updated on Saturday's toss.

    Tomorrow they will stay in,rest and take a bath. The birds that returned are in good health. One has a broken leg. We will keep you posted.

Oct-01-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders,

  It was a beautiful day to train birds. 5-7 mile tailwind. The birds were let out in groups and they all cleared out quickly. On the way from training  to home something went wrong. It was only a 5 mile increase in distance. The birds were coming home all day long. The temperature got hot in the 90's as the day went on. We are still waiting for the return of 47 birds. Hopefully they will be home tomorrow! We will keep you posted! 

       Thank You for your support and Confidence!

 

Sep-24-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders,

   The weather is starting cool off this week. The high was 85 today. I took the birds to the 2nd 10 mile training toss today. The birds have had 5- 5 mile training tosses and 2- 10 mile tosses. We dropped some birds this weekend. Hopefully they will return tomorrow during loft flying. 

   All the birds are in excellent health. Everytime they return from the training toss they fly for about a hour. I do not like to cut the feed down during training.Just in case the birds get off course, they will have reserves to make it home.  

  I posted some training videos on my facebook page.

Thank You for all your support!

Best of luck to all!

Sep-18-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders,

  We hope everybody is doing well! 

  Training began this weekend.Each day we gave them a 5 mile toss. We released them 50 at a time. The temperatures increase quickly in the morning. The release temperatures were about 70 degrees.

    Tomorrow we will loft fly. We are still missing a few birds from this weekend tosses.

I will post today's training video tomorrow!

Thank You, for your support!

 

Sep-11-2017
UPDATE

Hello to All Breeders,

    The birds are in excellent condition.  They are flying good around the loft for 1 to 1.5 hours.The hawks are still here. Every time the hawk attacks the birds get scattered every where. Ten birds are missing. Please check inventory in wincompanion, we post them usually nightly.

  It still is hot here with temperatures in the 100's. 

 The birds enjoyed their bath today.

 

    Thank you for your support and confidence!

Sep-04-2017
UPDATE

Hello to all Breeders, 

  Yesterday the birds enjoyed their bath.

A lot of the birds are still going through their body molt.

They are healthy and looking sharp. Even with the heat, they are flying good. 

We still have to fix a few kinks in the e- bands.

The hawks are are still around and giving the birds a hard time. So far there are few injuries. 

 

Dove season has started. We were hoping to train during dove season, but we decided it is too risky, if the birds get off course. Therefore, loft flying will continue during dove season.

 

Hope everybody has a Great Labor Day! 

Thank you for your support and confidence!

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